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Weekly Column: The Water Quality Protection Act

In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to expand the definition of ‘waters of the U.S.’ This power grab would dramatically expand the federal government’s jurisdiction under the Clean Air Act, beyond what the Act intended. The proposed rule, commonly known as WOTUS, has the potential to be one of the most burdensome and overreaching regulations in history for South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers by requiring onerous and unnecessary new permits.

Fair Housing Ombudsman to tackle rental issues statewide

Renters and landlords across South Dakota now have an additional place to turn when disputes arise, especially those involving Fair Housing Act issues of discrimination.

Rounds Introduces Amendment to Budget Resolution to Open More Mortgage Options in Rural Areas

U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, today introduced an amendment to the budget resolution to facilitate help for those in rural areas seeking a mortgage to purchase a home. The Dodd-Frank financial reform law of 2010 has made it more difficult for citizens in rural areas to receive a mortgage

2014 Paint – South Dakota Campaign

"Paint – South Dakota” is underway again for another remarkable campaign season and South Dakota Housing Development Authority is seeking volunteers to pick up paint brushes and set aside some free time to help residents in their communities.

South Carolina REALTORS® Release February Market Numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its February Statewide Market Reports. The reports indicate continued market normalization and moderate investor activity.

South Carolina REALTORS® applaud speedy Senate Action on Bipartisan Flood Insurance Affordability Bill

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) applaud the United States Senate on its 72-22 vote to approve the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370), which holds the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accountable for the Biggert-Waters implementation issues.

SDHHC Seeks Comments on CoC Consolidated Application

Each year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates funding for homeless assistance programs through the Continuum of Care (CoC) competition process. In order to receive funding, each Continuum of Care must submit a consolidated application for funding that describes how local activities meet or exceed HUD requirements and are aligned with community needs.

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is inviting developers to submit applications for funding...

In addition to the set-asides, there is $3,425,000 General Pool funds available for the 2014 HOME applications. The 2014 per project limit is $685,000; the per developer, sponsor, or owner limit is $856,250; and the per community limit is $1,712,500.

SDHDA Awards $1.8 Million in Housing Opportunity Funds

Recently South Dakota Housing Development Authority’s (SDHDA) Board of Commissioners approved $1.8 million in Housing Opportunity Funds (HOF) for various housing projects and programs across the state.

SDHHC Announces Decline in Homeless Individuals Even with Increase in Number of Counties Reporting

The 2013 Point in Time Homeless Count revealed that 1,155 individuals are homeless in South Dakota. This number represents a slight reduction from the 2012 count of 1,166 individuals. Forty percent were men, 32 percent were women and 28 percent were children.


Governor’s House Program Marks 15 Years, 1,800 Homes

PIERRE, S.D. - February 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As it enters its 15th year, the South Dakota Governor's House Program has built and placed more than 1,800 homes in South Dakota according to the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, which administers the program.


“Friend of Housing” Award Goes to Jeff Mitchell

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) awarded Jeff Mitchell with the “Friend of Housing” award during SDHDA’s 26th Annual Housing Conference held last week in Pierre. Mr. Mitchell was honored for his dedication and contribution to affordable housing in South Dakota. He serves as an integral housing advocate to his community and also to the region on housing related issues.